At the heart of the Vintage collection, the new line of BR GT watches takes time away from the world of aviation to explore a new dimension of the passion for navigation by lending a new contemporary interpretation to the chronographs worn by racing drivers of the 1970s, an era of creativity, innovation and freedom.

From the first glance, the two Vintage BR GT models reveal the spirit of 1970s racing driver watches. In reference to the technical criteria of the 1970s, the two Vintage BR GT models are housed in a 42-mm case with an understated, modern design in steel with satin finishes. Like the BR01, the brand’s iconic watch and emblematic model inspired by aircraft instrumentation, the graphic design of the Vintage BR GT dial hints at the rev counters and dashboard instruments found in classic 1970s cars. This functional reference is emphasized by the contrast of the two bold colours that brighten the dials. The pitch black dial provides a stark contrast to the steel colour of the auxiliary counters and appliqué indices. The facetted, photo-luminescent, metallic hands (for hours and minutes) also play on this same contrast, offering perfect legibility.

BR 123 GT & BR 126 GT. © Bell & Ross

Like the timepieces of the era, the two Vintage BR GT watches feature an ultra-curved high-dome sapphire crystal with two layers of anti-reflective coating, for enhanced resistance and excellent legibility. The spirit of the Seventies is further reinforced by the elegant satin-finished steel bezel, which provides a striking touch. With 60-minute gradations on the three-hand version, this elegant bezel indicates a tachymeter scale on the chronograph version, prioritising the measurement of short time periods and enabling performance and speed to be read immediately.

Powered by two Swiss self-winding mechanical movements, the Vintage BR GT watches are water-resistant to 100 metres. Racing driver watches with a timeless design, these two models are paired with a black, micro-perforated strap made from Alcantara®; with a special suede-like touch, that was used in car upholstery in the 1970s.

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